Frequently Asked Questions
What is the curriculum offered at DAAS?
The school follows the Common Core, Next Generation Science Standards and California State Standards of the American curriculum and Arabic, Islamic, Social Studies and Moral Education Program following the MOE standards.
What are the subjects taught?
Based on the American and MOE Curriculum the school offers a range of subjects as follow: English, Arabic, Math, Science, Islamic, Social Studies, Moral Education Program, Art, Physical Education and electives
What is the school timing?
The School day for Students for KG students starts 7:30am and ends at 12:30pm daily. While the school day for Grades 1 to 12 is from 7:30 am till 2:00pm daily.
What are the Nationalities of teachers?
The teachers at DAAS come from different Arab and Foreign nationalities. This diversification enriches the school by setting a cross-cultural climate among the school community members.
Does the school provide any activities for students?
The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities to the students supporting the curriculum. The activities are offered in collaboration with the Activities coordinator.
Whom should I contact regarding any issue or inquiry?
You can communicate with our parent relations officer who will take appropriate procedures and direct you accordingly.
What is the level of teachers’ qualifications?
In order to provide high education standards to our students, all teachers at DAAS have the required qualifications and experience. They hold a degree in education (B.Ed.) or a Degree in the subject they are teaching, along with a teaching certificate, have experience in teaching and are eligible for teaching as per KHDA.
What is the language of instruction?
At DAAS, English is the language of instruction. All subjects are taught in English, apart from the Ministry of Education subjects of Arabic, Islamic and Social Studies.
Does the school provide books and notebooks for students?
The school provides students with all books and notebooks needed at the beginning of the academic year.
Does the school offer extra care to students with special education needs?
The school has a Special Education Needs (SEN) department which develops the required plans for the SEN students and follows up on their implementation. These plans are generated according to the case of each student based on the inputs provided by his/her parents.
Does the school segregate its students?
Dubai Arabian American Private School separates boys and girls starting from the fifth grade, where students of both genders have different buildings including classrooms, courts and gates for each of the two categories.
Do you offer medical and social assistance on campus?
The school provides a special health program that combines special preventive and advisory services in addition to the first aid services on campus
Does the school offer transportation services?
Dubai Arabian American Private School’s transport service is outsourced to “Emirates Transport” Company where all buses are compatible with RTA rules and regulations.
Is there any parents’ council?
The school constitutes yearly a parents’ council whose members. The members elect in their first meeting the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman in addition to the Secretary of the council and meet regularly to discuss the different topics on their agenda.
How does the school communicate with parents?
The school uses all possible means to communicate with the parents and inform them about all related news and events taking place in the school as well as receiving their suggestions at the same time. The initial tool is the Icampus Parent Portal, an application that allows parents to stay updated about the activities and events, news, homework, weekly plan and grades. In addition, the school communicates with parents through circulars, emails, regular meetings, text messages (SMS), the school agenda and the monthly e-newsletter.
How do I enroll my children and what are the required documents?
New students are subject to the entrance exam and an interview held with the respective vice-principal. Upon passing the exam, the parents are requested to provide the following documents:
• Emirati Identity copy of the student and his father/mother
• Passport copy of the student and his father/mother
• A copy of the student's Residence Visa and of his father/mother
• Civil Registry Record or Decree for citizenship for Emiratis
• Report card for the last academic year
• 6 personal photos.
In addition, you can visit the Admissions page on the website for detailed information about the registration procedure.